Academic Programs


From the University Senate Bylaws, Article VII. Committees:

Section 6. Committee on Academic Programs

  1. The Committee on Academic Programs shall be composed of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Senior Vice President for Student Success; the academic deans of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the College of the Arts, Perimeter College, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, the Education and Human Development, the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, the College of Law, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the School of Public Health, and the Honors College; one student who is a member of the Senate; two staff senators; and at least twenty-seven (27) faculty senators, as follows: four (4) members each from the College of Arts and Sciences, Perimeter College, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, and the College of Education and Human Development; two (2) members from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies; one (1) each from the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, the College of the Arts, the College of Law; and the School of Public Health; with the remaining members selected at large.
  2. The duties of the committee shall include the following:
    1. developing long-range plans for the academic affairs of the University;
    2. reviewing and recommending of university policies concerning curricula, new and existing programs, the deactivation and termination of academic programs, and the core curriculum;
    3. assessing academic programs and general education;
    4. approving courses having a university-wide designation;
    5. advising the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost on graduate and undergraduate matters, including the promotion, development, and coordination of graduate and undergraduate education.
  3. The committee shall elect a chair within ten (10) working days after the election of a new committee.

Academic Programs Guide & Resources

  • Academic Programs Guide: Proposal templates and review process information for each of the types of academic program under the committee’s purview.
  • Policies & Resources: Links to enacted policies of the committee and related resources.


  • Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Provost Wendy Hensel 
  • Senior VP for Student Success Allison Calhoun-Brown
  • Dean, Arts and Sciences Sara Rosen
  • Dean, Arts Wade Weast
  • Dean, Business Richard Phillips
  • Dean, Education and Human Development Paul Alberto
  • Dean, Nursing and Health Professions  Huanbiao Mo
  • Dean, Law LaVonda Reed
  • Dean, Perimeter College  Nancy Kropf
  • Dean, Policy Studies Sally Wallace 
  • Dean, Public Health Rodney Lyn 
  • Dean, Honors College  Sarah Cook (interim)
  • Student (Senate member) Matthew Adjin-Tettey
  • Staff Senator Benjamin Williams
  • Staff Senator Nikki Marshall

At least 27 faculty members as follows:


  • Arts Craig Drennen
  • Arts and Sciences Stephanie Lindemann
  • Arts and Sciences Ming Luo
  • Arts and Sciences Victoria Mariani
  • Perimeter Barbara Hall
  • Perimeter Charles Fox
  • Perimeter Michael Bradley
  • Perimeter Charlette DeLoach
  • Business Ed Ridgon
  • Business Mark Chen
  • Business Faye Borthick
  • Business Shuguang Hong
  • Education and Human Development Carla Tanguay
  • Education and Human Development  Courtney Strosnider
  • Education and Human Development  Nicholas Sauers
  • Education and Human Development Catherine Perkins
  • Institute for Biomedical Sciences Chungying Li
  • Nursing and Health Professions  Douglas Gardenhire
  • Nursing and Health Professions  Rafaela Feresin
  • Law Kelly Timmons
  • Policy Studies Shelby Frost
  • Policy Studies  Sharon Hill
  • Public Health  Carlos Pavao
  • At large (A&S) Rasha Ramzy
  • At large (A&S) LeeAnne Richardson
  • At large (A&S) Scott Lightsey
  • At large (A&S) Joe Normandin
  • At large (A&S) Sebastian Rand
  • At large (A&S)  Kim Reimann
  • At large (A&S) Michael Stewart
  • At large (A&S) Michelle Brattain (Chair)
  • At large (A&S) Gregory Poon
  • At large (A&S) Monique Moultrie
  • At large (A&S) Ian Campbell
  • At large (PC)  Barbara Smith-Robertson
  • At large (PC)  Sabrina Freeney
  • At large (PC)  Peter Roessle
  • At large (PC)  Dennise Turner
  • At large (PC) Greg McLean
  • At large (PC)  Mark Graves
  • At large (PC) Mark Hollier
  • At large (PC)  John Redmond
  • At large (PC)  Jeff Mahr
  • Presidential Appointee Lisa Armistead
  • Presidential Appointee Kim Siegenthaler
  • Presidential Appointee Wolfgang Schloer
  • Student (Senate member)

Administrative Assistant to the Committee:



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